John Bruhn

Prefix & Pronouns: Mr., he/him/his

John Bruhn was an ALT in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki Prefecture, 2016-2018. He currently is a 4th-year medical student at McGovern Medical School in Houston and has been JETAA Texoma’s President since 2022. When not studying or representing JETAA, he enjoys playing guitar or trying new food around Houston.

Mark Schneider

Vice President
Prefix & Pronouns: Mr., he/him/his

Mark Schneider was an ALT in Miyagi 2003-2006 & Ehime 2010-2015, where he co-served as Prefectural Advisor. Now, he works in the Cultural Affairs & PR division of the Japanese Consulate in Houston. His free time disappears into writing, gaming, cooking, & music.

Jennifer Kennedy Tucker

Prefix & Pronouns: Ms., she/her/hers

Jennifer Kennedy Tucker was an ALT in Shimane prefecture from 2009 – 2011. Even today, she has an interest in Japanese food, culture, and language. She is a project manager by trade and finally has enough vacation time to re-visit Japan!

Judy Liu

Press Officer
Prefix & Pronouns: Ms., she/her/hers

Judy Liu was an ALT in Ishikawa (Tsubata-machi), 2016-2017. She currently works in compliance in Houston. Outside of work, you’ll find her dancing, taking family road trips, or nurturing her indoor plants.

Michelle Lu

Regional Rep–Austin / Hill Country
Prefix & Pronouns: Ms., she/her/hers

Michelle Lu spent 2012-2014 in Hokkaido teaching in Mukawa-cho. She’s now studying to get her Masters at UT while also working full-time. Michelle wants continue bringing the JET community together in Austin by creating fun events and meeting new people!

Andy McCarthy

Regional Rep–Houston / South Texas
Prefix & Pronouns: Mr., he/him/his

Andy McCarthy was an ALT in Akita (Futatsui-machi), 2005-2008. He currently works as an attorney in Houston and has been JETAA Texoma’s President since 2018. When not working or representing JETAA, you can find him at the table tennis table.